Yep. They’re all over Pinterest. But trust me. Not all salt dough ornament recipes are equal. You may need to make two or three of them before finding a winner.
Lucky for you, I’ve done all the hard work.
These are super simple (with the right recipe) and make a sweet, sentimental gift for grandparents and favorite great aunts (hi Nancy!). Not to mention, they are very inexpensive to make since you really only use three ingredients that you probably have on hand.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup warm water
Mix the flour and salt together then slowly add in water and knead like bread dough. The dough should be easy to roll out on a flat surface, so you may need to add a little more water.
Use a cookie cutter (I used a mason jar lid) to cut out your ornaments and then transfer them to a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
Wrangle your six month old into your lap to press his hand in the dough. Pat yourself on the back if this is done without tears. Don’t forget to make a hole at the top for ribbon or an ornament hook. (a birthday candle will do the trick!)
Bake at 200 degrees for at least 90 minutes (turnover halfway through). Let the ornaments cool and dry further on the cookie tray for another 24 hours.
Add some ribbon and decorate your tree! Or gift them!